NFL Student of the Year Finalist!

Congratulations to Nicole Fisher of Mesquite High School who has been announced as one of the six NFL Student of the Year finalists.  This summer, in Indianapolis, she will be videotaped and interviewed by a panel of select coaches and other dignitaries who will determine the winner.  This is the first time that an Arizona student has been a final nominee.  Nicole is coached by Cassie Alber.

2012-2013 NFL District Committee

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been elected to the 2012-2013 National Forensic League Arizona District Committee:

Meg Howell-Haymaker, Chair – Mountain View High School

Cassie Alber – Mesquite High School

Kevin Berlat – Central High School

Elizabeth Clarke – Brophy College Prep

John Wolnisty – Tempe Preparatory Academy

Their term of office starts on September 1.

NIETOC Results

Congratulations to Alexa Curran from Mesquite High School, who placed 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions, held at James Logan High School this past weekend.  In addition, Mesquite was an Act 1 Sweepstakes Nominee.

Updates, Results, and Summer Workshops

First, Congratulations to the AZ students who competed at the Debate Tournament Of Champions last weekend in Kentucky.  Bill McDonald from Brophy finished 2nd in the Extemp Round-Robin, Noah Wuerfel from Chandler Prep finished 7th in Congressional Debate, Carlos Ochoa from Brophy reached the Semifinals of Congressional Debate, and Andy McCoy from Brophy was the 15th place speaker in Policy Debate.  Coming up will be the NIETOC and the Extemp TOC heading into NFL Nationals in June.

This summer, there will be many opportunities to improve and prepare for next year.  Applications for the Southwest Speech and Debate Institute are due by May 31.  You can find more information at  In addition, the ASU Debate team will host a 3 day policy debate workshop in June.  Details can be found here.

Finally, we have some updates to the sanctioned calendar.  It is available on the calendar of this website.